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Change the default editor

CHANGE THE DEFAULT EDITOR

Quick way to change the default editor for your Linux box

export EDITOR=”nano”

You can change nano with another text editor such as pico, vim

HOW TO MAKE IT PERMANENT?

If you don’t want to type it everytime, the best way to do is add the above export command to your ~/.bashrc file, or even to the /etc/profile file.

with Ubuntu/Debian, there’s a better way

sudo update-alternatives –config editor

Easy, right?

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